At St. Mark, we believe one of the best ways to encourage spiritual growth, fellowship and service is in a small group setting. We offer various kinds and sizes, and these groups meet at various times and places.
Are you looking for Christian fellowship that will deepen your faith and strengthen your relationship with God and one another? Becoming a part of a small group can provide you with those opportunities.
If you would like to join a small group, please contact the church office at 636-394-2233.
The Prayer Fellowship
Meets each Monday at 9:30am in the library. We start with a devotional and then read the article for the day in the Mission Yearbook of Prayer. There is a period of quiet to allow God to guide us in our silent prayer. Then we give God all the names and situations knowing God will take care of it all in His own way and time.
Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study
We meet every Tuesday morning at 7:00 AM in Room 102. We would like to invite any interested Men to join us at our 7:00 AM time. No need to contact anyone. Just Show Up. Coffee is served. If you want more information, see Glenn Corlett, or contact the church office if you are interested in joining.
Go-Getters is a group of St. Mark women who meet on the second Tuesday of the month for a lunch outing. An annual Christmas party is always a highlight of the year. Go-Getters either meet at church or visit area restaurants to enjoy fellowship and a delicious meal together. (In December, January, February & March we enjoy gathering at the church for lunch.) If you are a lady in our church that enjoys food, fun, fellowship and friendliness, please join our group. There is no age limit. Keep your eyes on the weekly Bulletin for further information. For more details, contact Jan Graves or Sharon Tharp. Or call the church office at (636) 394-2233.
Ladies’ Bridge Group
The St. Mark Ladies’ Bridge Group meets on the first Thursday from October to May. Anyone interested in joining us as a sub or a regular is invited to call Diana Johanning, Jan Loudon, or contact the church office at (636)394-2233.
Presbyterian Women (PW)
An organization for women within our church. We enjoy fellowship, Bible study, and support of missions. Our challenge is to accept the gifts God has given us and to use those gifts to assist in the life and work of the Church. Presbyterian Women is made up of 6 Circles with a total membership of approximately 90 women. Within the organization, a number of “Circles” or small groups, meet at the church or members’ homes at various times during the months of September thru May. Programs are open to all women (and sometimes men) are held throughout the year. Several fundraisers provide money for missions which are named by the PW Board. Any woman interested in participating in a Circle or other PW event is invited to contact the church office at (636) 394-2233.
3rd Thursday at 7:00pm
meets at St. Mark Room 102
3rd Wednesday at 12:30 pm
meets at St. Mark in the Library
2nd Friday at 9:30am
3rd Wednesday at 9:30am
meets at members’ homes
3rd Thursday at 7:00pm
meets at members’ homes
Ruth Knitting & Handwork Circle
3rd Thursday at 10:30am
meets at St. Mark Library
PW Book Club
Generally the 4th Wednesday in the month at 9:30am in Room 102
All are welcome!
Many of the book titles are available thru the public library system
Oct.24: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Nov.28: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
December: NO MEETING
Jan.23: Educated by Tara Westover
Feb.27: The Dry by Jane Harper
Mar.27: The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
Apr.24: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
May 22: The Soul of America: the Battle for our Better Angels by John Meacham
June 26: The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFrede
July: NO MEETING
Aug.28: My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
Sep.25: BOOK SELECTION MEETING
Young Adult & Young Families
Supper Club is a fellowship for parents of preschool and elementary age kids (and anyone else who wants to join). This Fellowship meets monthly. Sometimes Supper Club gathers in members’ homes, and other times Supper Club meets for a fun evening out.
For more information contact Shelley Lester.
Senior Groups and Services
Please review the variety of resources available for Senior Citizens at St. Mark:
A lively group of women who meet once a month, ten times per year, for fun activities and fellowship. Their usual meeting day is the second Tuesday of the month. In warmer months, they enjoy outings to restaurants, historical sights and various local attractions. During the winter, they “stay in” at the church for lunch and fun activities such as watching movies, having parties and competing in trivia contests. If you would like more information, please contact any of the coordinators: Sharon Tharp or Jan Graves, or the church office at (636) 394-2233. We’d love to have you join us!
– large print Hymnals
– amplification for the hearing impaired
– wheelchair available
– St. Mark bus to pick up individuals (call church office 636-394-2233)
Meets weekly downstairs in the lower level of the church.
Monthly meeting to provide support for those who are caring for a loved one
Please call the church when a loved one has been admitted to hospital so that the pastors can include them in their visitation schedule.
Caregiving Services include:
– Communion for the home-bound
– Stephen Ministry
Additional Community Resources:
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St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors
Lutheran Senior Services
In addition to Small Groups, Circles and Mid Week Classes, St. Mark offers several adult education classes on Sunday mornings. Check the church bulletin for the most current listing of classes and times. If you aren’t sure if a class is for you, please know that you are welcome to drop in on a class at anytime.
A well-stocked library containing over 1000 volumes, videos, DVDs and periodicals, is open during church office hours and on Sunday mornings.
Additionally, check out our St. Mark blog Topics vary- responses invited!
Adult Discussion Group– led by Ron Goff
Sundays from 8:30 AM – Room 305
The Adult Discussion Group is a splendid gathering of open-minded, free-thinking people who meet each Sunday morning to discuss topics such as world religions, philosophy and stewardship of the environment. Attendees share the mantle of discussion leader and in general cherish the free exchange of viewpoints. This is St. Mark’s longest running Sunday School class with an attendance of 15-17.
Adult Education Class – led by Cliff Schoep
Sundays 9:30 AM – Room 102
We will spend the first 4 or 5 weeks studying the General Epistle of James. General Epistles were written to the church at large, not to specific churches as are Paul’s letters. James has often been the subject of controversy because of his emphasis on “works” as demonstrations of faith. Luther didn’t like it and put it at the end of his version of the Bible and didn’t list it in the Table of Contents.
I hope that by the time we finish this epistle, written by Jesus’ brother, we will see that it is a very practical guide to living as a Christian.
All are welcome to join our study, even if you have not attended before. Cliff Schoep leads this lively and interactive class.
Sundays 9:30 AM – Fellowship Hall
Pastor Dave is leading a new Sunday school class in the Fellowship Hall called Animate: Faith. Most Christians long to get into a deeper relationship with God and with one another, but they don’t always know the next steps in their faith journey. Pastor Dave is leading a new class at 9:30 am that focuses on reclaiming ancient Christian practices.
In each Animate class the group will watch a video featuring a leading voice from the Christian faith, spend time on personal reflection and journaling, and share ideas with the group.
The class started on Sunday, January 20 and will continue until Lent begins. There are a limited number of class journals available for purchase for $15. Everyone is welcome to join us in the Fellowship Hall at 9:30 AM on Sunday mornings.
Good News for Ragamuffins
Wednesday evenings during Lent and interactive online video conversation Wednesdays at noon
Pastor Dave is leading a 40 day discussion on The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning. We will gather on Wednesday evenings during Lent at St. Mark to discuss the book and its hopeful message for the “bedraggled, beat-up, and burnt-out.” In addition to the class, Pastor Dave will also host an interactive online video conversation every Wednesday at noon. This is an excellent chance to explore your faith and feed your spirit as we journey together toward Holy Week. Copies of the book will be available to purchase for $12 in the church office. Please contact Pastor Dave to reserve your copy or if you have any questions
– Are you looking for Christian Fellowship that will deepen your faith and strengthen your relationship with God and one another?
– Becoming a part of a small group can provide you with those opportunities.
– For more information, contact: Bruce Cranston, Bertha Larez, or the church office (636-394-2233).
– Small groups provide a friendly setting where persons can grow together in the faith, love & mission of Christ through Bible study, prayer, caring and fellowship.